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Ari Kaltenbaum ([personal profile] bitterchill) wrote2015-01-08 04:06 pm

wait'll i tell sally about this one

Ari is out on a nice walk. It's never cold enough for his tastes in Vancouver (why'd he have to pick the one city in Canada that hardly goes below zero?) but it's January, so it's at least pleasantly brisk. He outright refused Sally's offer of a coat. Her mothering instinct would be more appropriate if he hadn't grown up in a climate that shaded from "harsh Midwestern November" to "the Arctic Circle."

He reaches a nice little coffee shop he found near the harbor and decides to go in for one of those icy coffee slush drinks they have. He opens the door.

That is not the nice little coffee shop.

He looks through the glass of the window. That is the coffee shop. He looks through the door. That is not the coffee shop.

He shrugs and makes his way in, trusting in his knowledge of the Ways and his ability to turn most threats into gravel.

Inside the not-coffee shop is a bar. It's a nice bar. The floors are clean, the furnishings look fairly high-quality, there's a cool illusion of exploding stars out the window; he's willing to give this one a firm three stars on decor alone. He strides up to the counter and knocks to see if he can summon a bartender of some kind.
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[personal profile] alicornucopia 2015-01-08 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello. What can I offer you today? appears a napkin. First drink is free.
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[personal profile] alicornucopia 2015-01-08 09:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course. Some appears.
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[personal profile] powershines 2015-01-08 09:45 pm (UTC)(link)


The door opens.

A girl who looks like she got lost on her way to an SCA meeting, judging by the lacy, embroidered blue dress she's wearing, peers into the room and tilts her head. The head tilt swings into view the most elaborate, heaviest-looking, spun-gold braid of all time - braids of braids of braids of braids of braids and it still brushes the floor behind her. It is perfectly neat: no stray wisps, no misplaced strands.

She steps inside and peers at Ari, looking like she's probably trying to formulate a question.
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[personal profile] powershines 2015-01-08 10:00 pm (UTC)(link)


"Excuse me?" she says. "Can you tell me where I am?"
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[personal profile] powershines 2015-01-08 10:20 pm (UTC)(link)
"A what? I'm not a faerie. I'm R- I'm Claribel."
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[personal profile] powershines 2015-01-08 10:32 pm (UTC)(link)
"It magically...?" Claribel touches the wood of the wall. "Huh. I... understand almost none of what you just said but I'm not sure what I ought to ask about first."
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[personal profile] powershines 2015-01-08 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)




"I know what a bar is, and for that matter what fashion is. Magic is... different, where I'm from. It involves more plants. Also, 2007 is not the year it is now where I'm from. It's 503."
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[personal profile] powershines 2015-01-09 01:37 am (UTC)(link)
"I... am, sort of, a plant-woman, actually," says Claribel. "But most of the magic stays in the plants. I'm unusual. Er, if you're from somewhere totally other than where I'm from there's no point to going by my more recognizable name. Please call me Rapunzel if it comes up. What's your name?"
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[personal profile] powershines 2015-01-09 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
"Not exactly? It's kind of complicated. I'm used to going by it, though."
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[personal profile] powershines 2015-01-09 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
"The hair is, uh, related, although it is all in fact hair. I don't - want to go into too much detail... But the way it happened is that my mother ate a magic plant while she was pregnant with me."
Edited 2015-01-09 02:03 (UTC)
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[personal profile] powershines 2015-01-09 02:10 am (UTC)(link)
"It just never bothers me. It's very well-behaved. I don't think it's actually lighter than it looks per se but it doesn't give my neck any trouble."
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[personal profile] powershines 2015-01-09 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
Rapunzel steps cautiously forward. "There doesn't seem to be anybody -"

Hello, says the bar.

"Oh goodness."

What can I get you for your free drink?

"Um - the tree in the backyard, I haven't had a chance to taste the -"

Sorry, says the bar, I can't produce magical drinks.

"Oh. I suppose that makes sense. ...I don't know, what do you recommend?"

How about this? And there is something creamy and orange with dark flecks and whipped cream on top.

Rapunzel peers at it, then tastes it, then beams.
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[personal profile] powershines 2015-01-09 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm a princess, actually. But I only recently found out."

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